U.S. COMES FROM BEHIND TO EARN A 2-2 DRAW AGAINST SLOVENIA IN THE WORLD CUP
June 18, 2010
The U.S. drew Slovenia 2-2 with two second half goals from Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley
JOHANNESBURG (June 18, 2010)- The U.S. Men's National Team continued their run in the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a dramatic come-from-behind effort to draw Slovenia 2-2. Down 2-0 at halftime, an early second half strike by Cal South alumnus Landon Donovan created momentum before Michael Bradley tied the match in the 82nd minute. Another goal by Maurice Edu on a free kick just minutes later seemed certain to earn the U.S. the win, but referee Koman Coulibaly disallowed the finish for a U.S. foul in the box.
The U.S. has now earned two points through their first two matches, and is still very much in contention for advancement to the second round. More to come...
Match: United States vs. Slovenia
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
SVN - Valter Birsa 13th minute
SVN: 1-Samir Handanovic; 2-Miso Brecko, 4-Marko Suler, 5-Bostjan Cesar, 13-Bojan Jokic; 8-Robert Koren (capt.), 9-Zlatan Ljubijankic (7-Nejc Pecnik, 74), 10-Valter Birsa (14-Zlatko Dedic, 87), 17-Andraz Kirm, 18-Aleksandar Radosavljevic; 11-Milivoje Novakovic
Stats Summary: USA / SVN